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James Donaldson on Mental Health – High Temperatures and Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Mental Illness, Suicide

James Donaldson note: As I’m slowly getting on top of my physical health issues, I am turning more and more of my time and efforts towards mental health issues, especially pertaining to our young people and student-athletes. Having gone through a recent bout of depression and suicidal thoughts myself, I realize now, that I can […]

10 Best Dallas Mavericks Draft Picks of All Time:

In every draft there are hits and misses. The Dallas Mavericks in recent history have been a victim to a lot more misses than hits but that doesn’t mean the franchise doesn’t have a pretty good history of drafting playmakers. If all goes according to their plan, the 2018 draft pick will be added to this list […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals – by Hal Herzog

Being a vegetarian for over half of my life, of course, I have had a closeness and understanding with animals, our environment, food sources and healthy living. This book takes an interesting dive into our relationship with animals all around the world. Why is it, that “Some We Love (the cute and cuddly ones), Some […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Lost Civilizations: 10 Societies That Vanished without a Trace by Michael Rank

Lost Civilizations, was a nice book about ancient civilizations that have come and gone, many without hardly a trace, and some with engineering marvels that continue to amaze to this day. We’ve all heard of the lost city of Atlantis, the ancient Mayan civilization, the Egyptians who built the pyramids, and many others, all of […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Planet Carnivore: Why Cheap Meat Costs the Earth? by Alex Renton

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 35 years, and this book falls right into the areas that I have so diligently studied, which give me the reasons for becoming a vegetarian in the first place. Animal exploitation, pain-and-suffering, disease, overcrowded conditions, hormones/insecticides/pesticides, impact on human health, environmental concerns, greenhouse warming, carbon footprints, and so many […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Catastrophe: The Story of Bernard L. Madoff – The Man Who Swindled the World by Deborah Strober

A fantastic recounting of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme that was orchestrated by Bernie Madoff, throughout about 25 years or so. It all came crashing down during the Wall Street and financial meltdown of 2008 – 2009. Madoff, was a respected Wall Street financier, fund manager and former chairman of NASDAQ. Even though he often […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? : 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina

This is a little bit different of a type of book than what I typically read, being that I am still a “card-carrying Christian man of faith”, but I do notice the world around me, and I have noticed the influence of the church waning especially in today’s social climate. And also, in looking around […]